The Wharf House

Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB | 01452 332 900

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Photovoltaic Panels - The Wharf House

Photovoltaic Panels at The Wharf House

Find out more about The Wharf House's efforts to go green, with 94 solar panels installed in September 2010.

As part of The Hereford and Gloucestershire Canal Trust (, The Wharf House aims to become self-sustinable both financially and in our carbon footprint. September 2010 saw The Wharf House roof being fitted with 94 photovoltaic panels - the largest array of solar panels in the county.

Solar electricity systems capture the suns energy using photovoltaic (PV) cells. Each cell is made from multiple layers of semi conductive material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The strength of the PV cell is measured in kilowatt peak (kwp) - that's the amount of energy the cell generates in full sunlight.

Narrow metal strips take the electricity to inverters housed in The Wharf House loft. The inverters thenchange the direct current from the cells into alternating current; the same type as comes through the mains electricity.

This is then used to run household appliances and lighting, and in our case, at peak times, all the electricity needed for the building!

More on our green credentials

Completely unique to The Wharf House, we also have our very own direct cycle and footpath link to Highnam, Maisemore and across the island to the centre of Gloucester Docks. Plus, we even have our own bus stop too!

VIDEO: Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Festival 2015

See highlights from the popular annual event held at The Wharf House, Over Basin and new Vineyard Hill stretch of canal. Once playing, choose '1080p' in the playback settings for full HD quality, and don't miss the full screen option too.

VIDEO: The Wharf House showcase

Take a virtual tour of The Wharf House restaurant, rooms and surrounding area in this video showcase.

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